In May of 2014, Racing For Heroes Raceway opened the gates for a Memorial Day Race. By the end of the season, more than 40 Veterans and 23 spouses were honored at races throughout the year. Throughout the season, we honored Veterans from every branch of service and from every period for service beginning with World War II. An honorary lap, a plaque, and flowers brought many tears to the eyes of those men and women who proudly served. In addition, we honored the work of Soldier’s Angels, Military Moms, and Patriot 365 along the way.
Being armed with this first-hand experience, seeing that racing brings people together, and helps with the healing process for Veterans being faced with a multitude of challenges, Mike Evock decided to refocus the Racing For Heroes mission to become a national, and potentially global organization. Racing For Heroes has morphed into an organization that uses the interaction, excitement, adrenaline and community from racing, and correlates that with the same type of environment that is the commonality between all eras and branches of service. We do this by hosting events, participating in competition and social gatherings focused around motorsports. Our current competition reach is focused within the Eastern half of the United States, with an auxiliary community in and around Southern California. Throughout our vast network of our racing and Veteran families, we are growing our presence within Texas, and other regions throughout the country.